parrot advice

  1. A

    Wing flipping/twitching Maximilian pionus, help!

    So I’ve had my lil guy for about 9 months now, and he’s the sweetest little bird. He’s a little over a year old, and he’s never had any sort of weird behaviour until now. This morning I noticed he was flipping his wings, and I immediately got worried and kept a closer eye on him. He hasn’t...
  2. Libbi24

    Getting the right Parrot for me

    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone had any personal opinions on parrots that may be the best fit for my lifestyle. I have previous experience with large birds such as African Greys and Alexandrines (He was my first parrot who sadly passed away a year ago due to a long term illness) Since my...
  3. kyladoodle

    Help! She laid an egg….

    Hey everybody. Miss Gizmo suprised me a couple of days ago with a small egg at the bottom of her cage. She appears to have a bit of egg butt going on - but still her usual self, being noisy, happy, eating and drinking which is great. I’m a little stressed though as I know female lories are prone...
  4. M

    Pineapple conure heavy breathing

    Hello everyone, I have a 1 yr and 6months old pineapple conure. It recently has been breathing heavily with its mouth open and tongue moving up and down for no reason the weather is good he has water food everything I’ve had him since he was 40 days old. Could someone please tell me whats...
  5. zoebeanzz

    Baby behavior?

    Hello all! This is my first post on here. I bought my alexandrine at around 8 months old. he is now 12-13 months. While calm on my shoulder and hands, when I go to have him step up he usually flaps his wings and looks startled (even with a very slow approach). He does step up, but sometimes he...
  6. EngineerGaming

    Quaker Parrot pin feathers

    My Quaker parrot has pin feathers and I was wondering if I should remove them or not. I believe I saw a video saying that you should, but I haven’t yet because I don’t want to hurt my bird. Should I remove them or should I wait until they come out themselves. What should I do? (His pin feathers...
  7. Si429

    New Bird, Who Dis? Part II: Getting to know this bird.

    Hi again- I'm Stephanie and I am one month in with the Red-Lored Amazon my grandmother owned. She died so the parrot has been with my dad and uncle and never socialized, taken out of cage, stimulated or other. Basic pellets and sunflower seeds. Yesterday I cleaned the parrot's whole cage while...
  8. Si429

    New bird, who dis?

    Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I joined this group because a red-lored parrot came into my life. Prepare for a bit of a story as I am 100% new to everything bird and have scoured the internet for answers, tips, articles and more. Apparently this bird has been with my father's family (with...
  9. A

    Just Can't Tame Him

    Hello everyone. I have been the owner of my green IRN Chief for about 6 months now and I just don't know what to do anymore. I'm finding him impossible to tame in any way. If I try target training, he flees the stick, if I feed him treats, he snatches them and runs off to his corner; he used...
  10. amariemo

    Cooking safety

    Hello All, I am a fairly new Conure owner. I am kind of obsessing over safety for my birdie. I know that Teflon/PTFE is bad so I only cook with stainless steel pans and glass pans. I read that there is danger in fumes, odors so tht had me wondering exactly what that means. For example-if I...
  11. Pabloalex91

    Dancing or neuro condition? Please help😕

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum & have recently brought home 3 weeks ago a 5 month old Alexandrine. We’ve been getting along just fine & he is starting target training with a stick & is also eating out of my hand with caution as he is not tame at all so shocked already about this, however he...
  12. S

    Lovebird clicking noise and tail vibrating (or bobbing im unsure)

    Hello! Does anyone know why my lovebird is doing this? Is this just a behavioural thing or does he have an illness? His tail moves up and down very fast like it’s vibrating and he would make clicking noises. He acts normal and is very active! Any thoughts? Thanks :)
  13. oliver_is_the_best_birb

    Should I get another bird?

    I have a GCC that is about to turn 1. I'm away from the house a lot for school and I'm scared he's getting lonely. Should I wait another year or so or just try now? And, what type of bird should I adopt, if I do get another?
  14. Z

    Caique diet/eating habits?

    Hi everyone, I have a 4/5 month old white bellied caique (i was under the impression that he was a bit older when i got him about a month ago). I ran out of nuts two days ago, which I usually incorporate with training, and now he has been eating a lot more vegetables, I feel like a bit too...
  15. L

    get Indian ringneck a friend? too addicted to his reflection

    hey everyone! I need help please, due to strict lockdowns in Australia vets around me aren't taking in any consultations so I thought id ask here. my Indian ringneck for the past couple of months has been obsessed with his reflection, he will find it anywhere, tv, phone, table...
  16. G

    Help. Does anyone know what this is

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  17. MelloYello

    Galah stories and advice

    Hi! I’m looking into adopting a parrot. I’ve only owned smaller parrots (conures) in the past. I have researched birds for years and believe I am ready to own a slightly bigger bird. I’m not going for huge, but something more medium. My favorite species are rose-breasted cockatoos, and I have my...
  18. Gokha

    My IRN would not eat inside his cage

    Hello everyone! I own a 3 month old IRN baby and I have to admit I spoiled him a lot. I got him right before the Corona thing started, so I was able to spend a lot of time with hime, maybe too much. He ended up eating and being weaned outside of the cage and usually only goes to his cage to...
  19. T

    New to Parrot Ownership! Advice? Recommendations?

    Hi guys! I'm new to the forum, and I'd like some advice. I've only ever had a couple parakeets (plus a LOT of chickens), but recently I've been considering adding a conure to the family. I've done my research and can make all necessary accommodations. However, as is often the case, a lot of...
  20. PapayaTheQuaker

    Need Advice on Aggressive Quaker

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this community but I'm very excited to be a part of it. I have an 8-month-old quaker that I've had for a couple of months now. I got Papaya from Petco they were actually about to transfer him to a different store and I told them to stop because I am getting him...